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C’River’s Govt To Partner With France For Economic Development

The Cross River State Governmment has received the Head of Regional Economic Department Nigeria-Ghana Mr Florent Mangin, in Calabar.

On behalf of the state government, the Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Rt Hon. Peter Odey, received Mr Mangin with his entourage in government house.

The Chief Press Secretary Fred Abua Esq. in a WhatsApp post made available to Truth Live News on Friday, said the deputy Governor was impressed.

Hon. Odey expressed delight over the team’s visitation and emphasized the state government’s readiness to partner with France and other non-state entities to enhance economic development.

Also, he highlighted the administration of Sen.Bassey Edet Otu’s substantial investments to foster a secure and an enabling business environment.

In line with its ‘People First’ agenda for the welfare of its citizens, he further expressed gratitude to the government of France for willing to partner the state.

Moreover, he thanked her business community for expressing commitments to supporting the state’s initiatives.

Meanwhile, during the visit on Thursday, the Head of Regional Economic Department Nigeria-Ghana Mr Florent Mangin, highlighted his purpose for visit.

Mr Mangin said the their visit to the state was to convey the eagerness of the French business community to partner with the Cross River State Government.

He said their areas of interest include vital sectors such as agriculture, tourism, and infrastructure projects.

“These collaborations aim to enhance economic growth and development, aligning with Governor Otu’s ‘People First’ agenda,” he explained.

Furthermore, he expressed appreciation to the Cross River State Government for its warm hospitality accorded them.

Truth Live News also gathered that some members of the State Executive Council, Senior Special Advisers and the State Economic Team attended the event.

But the question remains, what is the value of partnership if it does not lead to job creation and less number of unemployed youth in the state?

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